31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sibu
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Sibu

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours as well as Melbourne By Foot. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Wendouree and A Maze'N Things. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat Wildlife Park, & more), Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, get your game on at Zero Latency, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Sibu, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sibu to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Sibu in November, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, Lake Daylesford, A Maze'N Things, National Rhododendron Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 7:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Melbourne By Foot ©
Melbourne By Foot

6
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Westfield Woden, Canberra Centre, The Paddle Hub, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Burley Griffin and Rats of Tobruk Memorial. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, get curious at Questacon, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra travel tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Canberra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Govetts Leap. Venture out of the city with trips to Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral), Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens & Leura Cascades) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Sydney journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Leura, Govetts Leap, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

8
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You've now added Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Belongil Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, & more). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and cool off at Dreamworld.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 27:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Distillery Tours
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park

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